While I was lounging around under 90 feet of water, Flagstaff was enjoying a day of record rainfall. Let’s face it folks, it seems very rare that we have a dry Memorial Day Weekend.
Last Friday, May 22, 2009, was a record rain day for many locations.
Flagstaff 0.78" (record)
Winslow 0.46" (record)
Grand Canyon 0.95"
Page and the Grand Canyon aren’t tracked by the National Weather Service (NWS) for records. A personal weather station(KAZPAGE1) in Page, AZ recorded 3.16 inches, with a rain fall rate over 1.5 inches per hour. In Sedona, a personal weather station(KAZSEDON3) recorded over half an inch of rain on both Friday and Saturday.
The cool wet weather should be a nice break for the forests. Hopefully, the moisture will help keep the fire season to a minimum.
This week, I am going to start adding some monsoon tracking info, some new tools from the NWS and a look at the upcoming hurricane season.